Fuchs Mizrachi School

Located on a 10-acre parcel of land, the 102,000 square foot building was designed to meet the growing needs of the school, integrate Jewish traditions and Torah values, and be environmentally responsible in its use of energy and treatment of the environment.

The new facility and campus is the first school in Northeast Ohio to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Fuchs Mizrachi serves pre-nursery through 12th grade, and opened with the new school year in August 2013.  LEED design principles were at the forefront of the project, from day one.

We worked with the landscape and children’s play spaces to continue these principles around the school. Our team utilized numerous techniques to address storm water mitigation and natural irrigation. Using a 12’ wide band of permeable pavers, stormwater runoff is intercepted and slowed, before entering the underground piping. The runoff was directed to a designed wetlands area where it further benefits the environment, rather than overload the storm sewer system. Drought-resistant planting design completed the overall LEED program of the facility.